Teaching and Learning Languages

Theory and Practice

ISBN 9788833595832 Categorie ,
Data di pubblicazione: Maggio 2023
Pagine: 444
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Teaching and Learning Languages. Theory and Practice includes interviews in which theorists, in their own words, describe the various methods that the teaching and learning community has embraced. These interviews by Danesi, Savignon, Gardner, Krashen and Bernardini, appear for the first time in book form, and represent the basis on which further current research has been developed. In short, they serve as fundamental readings to help understand where language learning theories have begun and the direction they are taking. These chapters have become indispensable, required readings for both the seasoned and young future language teachers.
Teaching and Learning Languages. Theory and Practice is meant to provide a quick overview of language contribution of the late Seventies, Eighties and Early Nineties. As such, it can be considered an historical overview of research by North American authors – some, unfortunately, no longer with us – who have left an indelible mark on the language teaching profession. The lengthy bibliographical references at the end of each “reader friendly” contribution will be long remembered and is most useful for further research in the field.

1. Language Learning: The Key to Understanding and Harmony. Anthony Mollica
2. Eight Approaches to Language Teaching. Gina Doggett
3. On “Bimodality”: A Conversation with… Marcel Danesi. Marcel Danesi interviewed by Anthony Mollica
4. On “Communicative Competence”: A Conversation with… Sandra J. Savignon. Sandra J. Savignon interviewed by Claudia Lombana
5. A Conversation with Howard Gardner On… Multiple Intelligences. Howard Gardner interviewed by Kathy Checkley
6. A Conversation with… Stephen D. Krashen. Stephen D. Krashen interviews Himself
7. Stephen D. Krashen’s “Monitor Theory” and Its Five Hypotheses of Second-Language Acquisition. Frank Nuessel
8. Recreational Linguistics: A Pedagogical Method Created by Anthony Mollica to Motivate Students to Learn a Language. Paola Bernardini
9. Conceptual Fluency Theory and Second-Language Teaching. Marcel Danesi and Anthony Mollica
10. French Core Programs: How Can We Improve Them? H.H. Stern
11. The Five-Step Performance-Based Model of Oral Proficiency. Rebecca M. Valette
12. Four Approaches to “Authentic” Reading. Rebecca M. Valette
13. The Good Language Learner and the Good Language Teacher: A Review of the Literature and Classroom Applications. Anthony Mollica and Frank Nuessel
14. Promoting the Development of Strategic Competence in the Language Classroom. Peter J. Heffernan
15. Talking off the Tops of Their Heads. Wilga Rivers
16. The Problem of Passion and Culture. Roseann Runte
17. Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom. Nelson Brooks
18. Gestures and Language: Fair and Foul in Other Cultures. Joanne Wilcox
19. Study Skill Suggestions for Students of Foreign Language Classes. Paul Cankar
20a. Language Anxiety and How to Manage It: What Educators Need to Know. Philip Donley
20b. Ten Ways to Cope with Foreign Language Anxiety. Philip Donley
21. Classroom Settings. Anthony Papalia
22. Planning for Instruction. Kenneth Chastain
23. The Lesson Outline. Anthony Mollica
24. Questioning Strategies. Anthony Mollica
25. What Visual Aids Can and Cannot Do in Second-Language Teaching. Hector Hammerly
26. Mnemonic Acronyms: A Memory Aid for Teaching and Learning Spanish Grammar. Frank Nuessel
27. Teaching French Using Mnemonic Devices. John J. Janc
28. Increasing the Students’ Basic Vocabulary in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish through English Cognates. Anthony Mollica
29. Games and Puzzles in the Second-Language Classroom: A Second Look. Marcel Danesi and Anthony Mollica
30. Motivating Language Students with Recreational Linguistics. Anthony Mollica